SHAWBURY United number two Stu Lewis said the club were this week waiting to hear from landlords Shrewsbury Town in the Community, about floodlight problems at their adopted home.

Ludlow completed a West Midlands Regional League Division Two fixture at home to AFC Bentley on Saturday, but the referee was unhappy with the gloom.

A problem which meant two sets of the lights on the main pitch were not working was supposed to have been rectified last week.

Shawbury had been forced to postpone their Premier Division League Cup tie at home to Wellington on November 14, and were this week making contingency plans for Saturday’s home game against relegation-threatened Pegasus Juniors, in the Premier Division.

“I can’t make any definite announcement until I’ve spoken to Pegasus and to the league,” said Lewis, in charge of the first team while Dave Richards takes a back seat due to work commitments.

“We may have the option of an early kick-off, at around 2pm rather than 3pm, or of playing on the 3G surface, but I couldn’t say at this stage.”

Shawbury were held to a 1-1 draw at Dudley Town at the weekend, with forward Sean Evans on the end of some rough treatment.

“We were 1-0 down,” said Lewis, “a ball bobbled up and hit Liam Taylor on the hand after five minutes to give them a penalty they scored. We tried to play but a bad surface didn’t allow us to do so.”

Evans levelled from the spot after being hauled down in the box by a Dudley player who was already on a yellow card, but wasn’t penalised for the foul.

“They had two players sent off in the last two or three minutes,” added Lewis, “both for second yellows in quick succession. It came too late to affect the result but I think they both should have gone earlier, for fouls on Sean.”

United were due a break from league action on Tuesday night, with a trip to face North West Counties League Division One South side FC Oswestry in the Shropshire FA Premier Cup.